Ruth Newquist: Country and City Life at Art and Frame, Danbury, CT

© Ruth Newquist
Noted watercolorist, oil painter, and client Ruth Newquist will be featured in a solo show titled "Country and City Life" at Art and Frame, 60 Newtown Rd., Route 6 Plaza, Danbury, CT.

Newquist's work is saturated with color and light, whether depicting a bustling street in New York City or the antique houses and quaint urban centers around her hometown of Newtown, CT. 

Ruth Newquist holds a BFA from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She also studied at the Art Students League in New York City. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, and an elected member of Allied Artists of America and the Salmagundi Club in NYC, the North Shore Art Association in Gloucester, MA and the Connecticut Watercolor Society.

The artist's reception is Saturday, August 13, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Facebook event page for the art opening here.

Ruth Newquist in "Investigation, Imagination" at the Bruce S. Kersher Gallery

© Ruth Newquist
The Bruce S. Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Library is host to a three-artist exhibition that opened January 9, 2011 and will run until February 27, 2011 during regular library hours. The exhibit, titled "Investigation, Imagination," features watercolorist (and client) Ruth Newquist, painter Duvian Montoya, and sculptor Roe Halper.

Newquist's watercolors are photographic, but not rigidly so. Her paintings, whether New York street scenes, or snow-covered New England houses, seem illuminated from within. From her website: "Sunlight is the focus of my paintings. I am drawn to make a painting when  I see dappled light or interesting shadows falling on historic New England buildings or barns." Many of her cityscapes capture the feeling and light of walking around New York City on a gloriously sunny day, of looking at the architecture and people.

Newquist is a member of several prestigious arts organizations, including National Watercolor Society, Connecticut Watercolor Society, the Salmagundi Club, and Allied Artists of America.

The opening has already happened, but on Thursday February 3, at 2 pm there will be a "Walk and Talk" with the artists. The Fairfield Library is located at 1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield, CT